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Mark

Gretna, LA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • O Jerusalem: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (384)

    It is 1918. Coming out of retirement, an aging Sherlock Holmes travels to Palestine with his 19-year-old partner, Mary Russell. There, disguised as ragged Bedouins, they embark on a dangerous mission. If they fail, the holy city goes up in flames.

    connie says: "if you like Russell as theologian"
    "Best book I've listened to in quite a while"
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    What made the experience of listening to O Jerusalem the most enjoyable?

    Everything was perfect from the narrator to the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of O Jerusalem?

    There are too many good points to really narrow it down to just one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending; which I wont spoil for anyone by posting here.


    Any additional comments?

    This is easily in one of the very best books I've purchased. I will most likely listen to it more than once. The story was absolutely perfect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes: Mary Russell, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (111)

    In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons his devoted wife and partner, Mary Russell, from her studies at Oxford to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband - and of a hound with a single glowing eye.

    Mark says: "******************"
    "******************"
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    If you could sum up The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes in three words, what would they be?

    I loved this story. First off, I have to say that Jenny Sterlin is the best narrator I've ever had the chance to listen to. She is at her absolute best in this novel. Honestly, I couldn't ask for more and would even go as far as to buy books just because she is reading them....

    With all that aside the story is really great. It has a good, involved plot that pulls you along. I wouldn't go as far as to say there was suspense at every turn, but it was still a great story. I have listened to this three times back to back. I just can't seem to get enough.

    The tales use of Hound of the Baskervilles as a backstory really connects it to the best of Conan Doyle as well.

    The characters are wonderful,
    The story is well thought out and rich,
    Jenny is not just a narrator here, but the breathing equivalent of Mary Russell which makes it seem more like she is recalling the past rather than reading a book. Her different accents are incredible, my favorite parts.

    I can't think of any way to improve things,,, even the length was spot on


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Too difficult to pick just one


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where Sherlock and Mary first interact with an older resident of the moor, and he's called by his nickname.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no. It was one I wanted to listen to, but also wanted to savor as long as possible to keep it from ending.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bedlam Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Stephen Gallagher
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (92)

    Sebastian Becker, a former Pinkerton man, lives in England and investigates wealthy eccentrics who may be too insane to care for their own affairs. He is asked to investigate rich landowner Sir Owain, but arrives to discover two young girls have been murdered, and it is not the first time children have come to harm in this small town.

    Margaret says: "Satisfying!"
    "Good Book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very good story. I wish it'd been a bit longer and more in depth, but still a great listen.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lyndsay Faye
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1428)
    Performance
    (1080)
    Story
    (1074)

    Breathless and painstakingly researched, this is a stunning debut mystery in which Sherlock Holmes unmasks Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all the color and syntax of Conan Doyle’s distinctive nineteenth-century London.

    connie says: "the best of both Holmes"
    "Excellent Story"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Dust and Shadow the most enjoyable?

    I have been a long time fan of Sherlock Holmes. I found the story to be well written with very few things that wouldn't fit within one written by Doyle. The story leads in a completely new direction; which was refreshing after reading the standard ripper explanations. The narration was great as well.
    I will mostly likely listen to this story a few times. That in its'self should let you know what i think of it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death on a Pale Horse: Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Donald Thomas
    • Narrated By John Telfer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    In a momentous period of British history, Donald Thomas' latest Sherlock Holmes adventure pits the great detective and his faithful biographer, Dr. John Watson, against an international conspiracy led by a disgraced English officer. Colonel Hunter Moran bears upon him the "Mark of the Beast"; his satanic ingenuity leaves a spectacular trail of devastation. It runs from the annihilation of a British armored column by Zulu tribesmen - armed only with shields and spears - to a life-and-death struggle on the sinking passenger steamer Comtesse de Flandre.

    GEORGE says: "Captivating Sttle and Story Line !"
    "Excellent Story"
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    What did you love best about Death on a Pale Horse?

    I have been a long time fan of Sherlock Holmes. I found the story to be well written with very few things that wouldn't fit within one written by Doyle. The story leads in a completely new direction; which was refreshing after reading the standard ripper explanations. The narration was great as well.
    I will mostly likely listen to this story a few times. That in its'self should let you know what i think of it.


    What about John Telfer’s performance did you like?

    I thought the performance was excellent.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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